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Martin Ritt

Martin Ritt



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Also Known As: Died: December 8, 1990
Born: March 2, 1914 Cause of Death: heart disease complications
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...


"He believed absolutely in the primacy of content. And his films ... are almost without exception eulogies to the human spirit. Film after film of Marty's has one overriding theme. They're about people fighting to remain human and to become more human, and to fight for the right to their humanity." --Walter Bernstein in a memorial to Ritt, December 17, 1990.

"Mr. Ritt directed his camera the way he directed actors, with restraint, favoring a linear, sequential technique and eschewing flashy camera angles and shots and editing. 'I don't use the zoom unless that's the only way I can get into a scene,' Ritt once said. 'The audience shouldn't be aware of the director's work until the movie's over.'" --Peter B. Flint in Ritt's New York Times obituary December 11, 1990.

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